ECE 2005 The Exceptional Learner

This course is designed to introduce the student to many types of exceptionalities which may be encountered in the classroom and within society. It will address an overview of children/adults with exceptional cognitive, physical, social, and emotional characteristics; analysis of developmental and educational needs imposed by exceptionality; identification, intervention strategies, methods,and programs designed to meet their needs, including, but not limited to, children identified as learning disabled. It will present the historical, philosphical and legal foundations of special education including the study of applicable state and federal laws and requirements. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): and Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Response to Intervention (RTI): etc. It will provide current data on causes, characteristics, assessment, intervention, mainstreaming, inclusive programs and innovation. This course is inclusive of 15 hours of observation/field experience. A minimum grade of C" is required for transferability of all teacher education majors. Lecture: three hours per week. IAI: ECE 913"